Graham Nash had just finished his autobiography, 2013’s Wild Tales, when a thought occurred to him — one that seems obvious to anyone familiar with his story. “I realized what an incredible life I’ve had. I read the first manuscript, got through it all, then I looked down and went, ‘Holy s—, I wish I was him!’ Because, having not looked back, it looked ridiculous. It’s been a ridiculous life.”
New 30-Song Collection ‘Over the Years...’ (out June 29) Looks Back at Nash’s Five Decade Musical Journey
Legendary artist Graham Nash has announced a new batch of North American tour dates in fall 2018 as he continues to support his most recent studio album This Path Tonight (2016) and the June 29th release of Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of Nash’s best-known songs from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.
On tour, Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator and This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist, Todd Caldwell. Nash and friends will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash and from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career throughout the evening.
Graham Nash is an iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist and his upcoming release, Over The Years, shares not only many of his outstanding hits, but also the original demos of many of the world’s favorites. The album releases on June 29, but we’re lucky enough to be able to share the demo from the 1977 hit, “Just A Song Before I Go,” today.
The simple piano and solitary vocal cut to the essence of this iconic classic. A wistful harmonica solo enhances the melancholy feel. The song was written in the space of one hour on a dare, and demo’d in November 1976, and became a Top 10 single, the biggest hit of CSN’s career.
Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, there stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nash burst on to the scene during the British Invasion with The Hollies before he formed the legendary supergroup Crosby, Stills and Nash in 1968 with David Crosby and Stephen Stills. As Nash prepares to launch a European tour in July, Rhino looks back at some of his best-known recordings from the past 50 years in a new anthology featuring more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.
Over The Years… features 30 tracks and will be available on June 29 as a two-CD set ($19.98) and on digital download and streaming services. A 15 track, double-LP version ($31.98) featuring an etching on “Side Four” will be released on August 31. The anthology has been painstakingly curated by Nash and longtime associate Joel Bernstein and includes extensive credits and liner notes.
by Dave Gil de Rubio, Last Word Features
In his 75 years on this mortal coil, Graham Nash has lived the equivalent of multiple lifetimes.
As a musician, he’s made his mark as a founding member of The Hollies, as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash and its various permutations — in addition to having a respectable solo career.
The native of Blackpool in northwest England also has indulged his creative impulses via a lesser-known, but equally lauded foray into photography.
By Jon Bream - Courtesy of Minnesota Star Tribune
The voice was familiar. So, too, the shock of wavy white hair. And, of course, the songs.
“Our House,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Just a Song Before I Go,” “Carrie Anne,” to name a few.
Seeing rock hero Graham Nash Tuesday night in the intimate confines of the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis was indeed extra-special.
For some of the 275 baby boomers in attendance at the sold-out concert, it seemed to be a spiritual experience, reliving teenage or college years.